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West Hartford Pride
A Month of Pride beginning June 3rd. Festival on June 22nd, 2024!

West Hartford Pride is an incredible month-long celebration ending in a festival day filled with joy, storytelling and opportunities to network and connect with family, friends and statewide resources. We are grateful to our committee, our sponsors and our volunteers who helped make the month such a success!

Funding has been provided by the Connecticut State Legislature and is administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts.

Awesome new event, bringing pride to my home town! - Michael M.

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Our sponsors help us foster and support ongoing advancements in equity and inclusion

If you organization is seeking to sell goods or services, you’ll want to be a part of Pride 2024.

We are so excited to share only a few photos from past West Hartford Pride Festivals.

SCHEDULE of EVENTS & Activities

West Hartford Pride, June 2024 Calendar of Events

June 2, 2024 Time 12:00PM
RIDE for PRIDE
at BiCi Co, 616 New Park Ave, West Hartford, CT
June 3, 2024 6:30PM
PRIDE Flag Raising
at Unity Green Farmington Ave and S. Main St
June 6, 2024 5:00PM
Pride KICK OFF PARTY
at GastroPaark – 637 New Park Ave, West Hartford, CT
June 14, 2024 6:00PM
Laugh with Pride (Click to buy Tickets)
at New Park Brewing – 635 New Park Ave, West Hartford CT
June 14, 2024 9:00PM
Laugh with Pride (Click to buy Tickets)
at New Park Brewing – 635 New Park Ave, West Hartford CT
JUne 20, 2024 7:00PM
Pride & Religion panel
at Congregational Beth Israel
June 21, 2024 Time 5:00PM
Pizza & Pride
at Savoy Pizzeria, 32 LaSalle Rd. West Hartford CT
June 22, 2024 10:30AM
Pride DAY Kick Off
on Town Hall Auditorium Steps, 50 Main St. West Hartford CT
June 22, 2024 12:00PM
Pride Festival
in West Hartford Town Hall, 50 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT
June 22, 2024 7:30PM
West Hartford Pride After Party
in New Park Brewing, 484 New Park Ave., West Hartford, CT
June 23, 2024 11:00AM
Wrap Up Brunch
in WeHa Brewing & Roasting, 141 Shield St, West Hartford, CT

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Benefits of sponsoring pride

Sponsorship is a key part of Making Pride Happen! Our sponsors help us to not only put on an award winning world-class Pride celebration as well as support community efforts around the region. In addition, you help us to foster and support ongoing advancements in equity and inclusion for all of our LGBTQ+ community, year-round.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please email our Sponsorship Team at sponsorship@westhartfordpride.org

WEST HARTFORD — Hundreds turned out at Blue Back Square in West Hartford for a Pride celebration, on June 26.

The event, organized by West Hartford Pride, was the culmination of a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ community, which included several other events and exhibitions. The day was kicked off by an address by West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, who thanked the local organization for its hard work.

By: Steve Smith Hartford Courant

“This is the most important thing in life. We believe in love,” Cantor said. “We need to celebrate our differences and diversity, but most importantly, in our unity, we are stronger, we are healthier, we are happier, because we join together, support each other, and help each other through this very unique and sometimes very challenging journey of life.”

West hartford pride crosswalk

The painting of the Progress Pride Flag “Crosswalk” in Blue Back Square. The West Hartford Art League selected West Hartford artist Brian Colbath to paint the crosswalk on Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was joined by his daughter Gillian as they worked in the heat of summer. The design celebrates Graphic designer Daniel Quasar who added a five-coloured chevron to the LGBT Rainbow Flag to place a greater emphasis on “inclusion and progression”. The Progress Pride Flag adds five arrow-shaped lines to the six-coloured Rainbow Flag, which is widely recognized as the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The black and brown stripes represent marginalized LGBT communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag. Quasar says the black and brown stripes represent those living with AIDS, and those no longer living. The transgender flag, designed by Monica Helms in 1999, consists of one horizontal white stripe, surrounded by two horizontal pink stripes and two light blue stripes. Quasar has reshaped the form of this flag into a chevron in his updated design. He says the main section of the flag incorporates the six-stripe flag so as to not take away from the initial meaning, while the additional elements form an arrow shape that points to the right, to represent “forward movement”. They are placed along the left edge of the flag to state that “progress still needs to be made.”

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102 LaSalle Road,
Suite #270082
West Hartford, CT 06127

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